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Austrian Soldiers Working on a Vineyard in Vittorio Veneto during 1918


Throughout World War 1 there were a series of battles between the Italian and Austrian-Hungarian armies.  The images featured in today’s post were taken in the months preceding the end of the war.  In fact, the first picture was taken February 10, 1918, some eight months before the Battle of  Vittorio Veneto.  This battle ended the war on the Italian Front and just two weeks later the great war ended.  I am not exactly sure how these soldiers came to be working in the vineyard.  The images show them working with civilian women, men, and children.  If you know more about these images please post a comment!

Use the Austrian soldiers during viticulture in Veneto  [1]

Use the Austrian soldiers during viticulture in Veneto [1]

Using Austrian soldiers in the wine-growing in Veneto 6.4.18. [2]

Using Austrian soldiers in the wine-growing in Veneto 6.4.18. [2]


[1] Mithilfe der österreichischen Soldaten beim Weinbau in Venetien 10.2.18. 1918. ÖNB Bildarchiv und Grafiksammlung (POR). URL: http://data.onb.ac.at/rec/baa4815819
[2] Mithilfe österr. Soldaten beim Weinbau in Venetien 6.4.18. 1918. ÖNB Bildarchiv und Grafiksammlung (POR). URL: http://data.onb.ac.at/rec/baa15617333

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